Well here is another update on the Android front. Maybe with an even later version of Android coming out we will see an update soon. This story is at http://www.androidguys.com/2010/10/12/rumor-gingerbread-sdk-arrives-week/
Posted by: Scott Webster
October 12, 2010
A source close to Android Police is claiming that the next release of Android is slated to arrive next week. Codenamed Gingerbread, we don't know whether this is 2.3, 2.5, or 3.0 in terms of naming convention. However, that could change soon enough!
We know that Google has turned their focus on aesthetics but beyond that, we're anxious to see what they have up their sleeves. It's been widely expected that Gingerbread would be arriving in or around October so this would put it smack-dab in the middle. Going forward, we have Honeycomb, rumored for the first quarter of 2011 and then slowing to roughly once a year.
Another article published October 13th regarding Android 2.2 and the Samsung Galaxy S Series phones:
The sources have been released by Samsung. This means that the carriers have had the final build for some time now. Of course, Sprint has to throw some of their own customizations (useless bloat), and go through QA. In the mean time, Samsung just unleashed the hounds and is kind of forcing Sprint's hand at releasing 2.2 because they didn't specify that it wouldn't work on the Epic and hilarity will ensue. Also, most people who are wise to Sprint's track record of timely updates (lol) will just root and run Cyanogenmod or Voodoo.
But seriously, Sprint; you had better act fast because that twitter update from Samsung has just thrown you in front of the "Bricked Epic 4G" bus.
I totally agree with you but, in Sprint's defense they did release 2.2 for the EVO very quickly. But Sprint should at least comment and give us a target date for the release of 2.2 for the epic, simply because they told us it would be here by the end of September, and now its the middle of October
they told us it would be here by the end of September, and now its the middle of October
That is not true, Sprint never stated any date/month that they would launch it, And they won't either untill it is 100% ready and then you will see it that day or soon after, Sprint does not give "Promise" dates ahead of time to launch updates/upgrades as there is too much that could happen to push it back.
Well, they had better clarify then, because Samsung pretty much just said in a tweet that the Galaxy S 2.2 update had been released and gave a link. Laymen will see that and try to install it. When it goes bad, guess who is going to get a bunch of angry customers? it doesn't matter; Sprint has had the final 2.2 build for the Epic for awhile now according to that leaked internal Samsung document. So we know it exists and Sprint can't put the blame back on Samsung like they used to do with HTC saying that they're waiting for the vendor. If Sprint wanted to make some positive buzz to make up for that earth-shattering release that was Sprint ID (lame), they would be the first US carrier to push it out. Because they're usually the last ones to push out updates. It would also put some wind in those 4G sails. But again, this is Sprint we're talking about.
If you install an operating system upgrade from any place other then Sprint your doing it at your own risk, It would actually void your warranty and if it was to brick your phone Sprint could refuse to help/replace it. Sprint may have it, But it takes time for them to add their "bloatware" and send it back to samsung to test before it can be released. It really doesn't matter what "Samsung" or any "Leaked" document says, It "Sprint" you need to be listening for.
Samsung Twitter just tweeted this a minute ago - there are different update rollouts for each carrier. be on the lookout for any Sprint updates.
It is some good news, I'd still wait for Sprint to push it OTA before I'd trust a leaked version. Maybe it coming soon, But Sprint has said nothing yet.
Yes, I understand that. But do you actually believe Joe Schmoe with enough knowledge to be dangerous will listen to Sprint and only Sprint? No. They're going to want that update and if Samsung, the maker of the phone, said it has been released, then they are going to try and do install it; Sprint or otherwise.